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Seven oil multinationals that are pulling out of Canada’s tar sands

Mar 14, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

Last week brought big news that Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest multinational oil companies, would sell off its Canadian tar sands…Read More


California Cap-and-Trade: Waiting for Clarity

Mar 03, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  With Ontario’s first cap-and-trade auction slated to launch later this month, all eyes were on the results of California’s and Quebec’s first 2017…Read More


Ontario’s electric car program is on the money

Feb 24, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

This post was jointly written with Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug n’ Drive, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of…Read More


Exxon will leave 3.6 billion barrels of tar sands oil in the ground

Feb 22, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East

Oil companies are finally admitting that Canada’s tar sands are not the golden goose that they’ve been made out to be. In recent years,…Read More


Time to get serious about a managed decline of the tar sands

Feb 22, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

Lost in the media mayhem surrounding the new U.S. administration, a little-noticed report was released in February that showed the 100 megatonne (MT) cap…Read More


Manage What You Measure - New Building Regulation Sets Ontario Ahead

Feb 13, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This old management adage speaks to the value of new a provincial regulation that requires commercial…Read More


Six key ways to modernize Canada's pipeline regulator

Jan 24, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

The federal government is undertaking a modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’s federal energy regulator that reviews major energy projects like the…Read More


Trudeau Calls for a Managed Decline of the Tar Sands: We Agree!

Jan 17, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

“We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off our dependence on…Read More


Fear and Loathing on the Carbon Trail

Jan 10, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

People generally don’t like change, even when they know that there’s a problem that must be solved (think of how you put off the…Read More


Great news for the Arctic – and the planet!

Dec 22, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Yesterday, we chalked up another big win for the environment. The U.S. and Canadian governments placed an indefinite ban on issuing new oil and…Read More


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